2009 1st edn, de luxe issue. Privately published. Printed by Gwasg Gomer.
Pp165. Colour photographs by Geraint Tudor Jones throughout, coloured end-papers. Fully bound in high quality red leather. Mint in slipcase. Edition limited to just 10 numbered copies.
PLU STINIOG - FLIES OF THE FFESTINIOG AREA Emrys Evans, Manod, was a well-known North Wales fisherman and a keen historian of Welsh angling. He formed a collection of 133 fly patterns used in the multitude of hill lakes in the area of Blaenau Ffestiniog, together with extensive manuscript notes. To add to this portfolio, his son-in-law, Gareth Tudor Jones, photographed each fly. After Emrys's death in 2008, at the age of 91 years, his family explored the possibility of publishing his work. With the aid of a grant from the local "Communities First", Geraint Vaughan Jones was able to edit and publish it. Very well illustrated, this forms a unique and valuable record of flies, principally for trout but also including patterns for sea trout and salmon, many of them unique to this area. This copy is one of only ten copies of the first edition, written IN WELSH, finely hand-bound in red leather, and issued by the Flyfisher's Classic Library to coincide with the publication of the first English edition.